THE DAVID J MILLER INSURANCE BROKERS PHOENIX TROPHY
MENS INDIVIDUAL MATCH PLAY KNOCK OUT GOLF COMPETITION 2018
Following the success of previous years competitions The Phoenix Trophy will return for the 2018 golf season.
1st prize £150, 2nd prize £75
Finals Day Stableford 1st £75 / 2nd £60 / 3rd £40 / 4th £30
Plate Comp 1st £60 / 2nd £40
This year finals day will be held at Nelson Golf Club on 23rd September 2018
Closing date for entries is Friday 16th March 2018
(To ensure fairness to all participants the final is rotated between those clubs that are participating).
All participants will be kept up to date on developments by email and here on the website.
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What is The Phoenix Trophy?
It all started back in 2012. Rising from the ashes and filling the void left by the lack of other similar local competitions a new and exciting competition was born – The Phoenix Trophy.
The Phoenix Trophy allows male members of local golf clubs to participate in an individual inter club match play knock out golf competition.
The members of Accrington, Baxenden, Blackley, Burnley, Darwen, Great Harwood, Green Haworth, Nelson, Rishton, Rossendale & Whalley golf clubs are invited to enter.
Competition entry fee is only £5.00
Closing date for entries is 16th March 2018.
Courtesy of the course for participants has been kindly provided at all participating clubs.
1st prize £150, 2nd prize £75
Finals Day Stableford 1st £75, 2nd £60, 3rd £40, 4th £30
Plate Comp 1st £60, 2nd £40
(Vouchers to be used at any professionals shop of participating clubs only)
Complimentary green fees & meal for all last 16 finalists on grand final day courtesy of David J Miller Insurance Brokers.
The last 16 will take part in The Phoenix Trophy Finals Day at Nelson Golf Club on 23rd September 2018 when the top two will play the final as match play with the remainder playing a Stableford Competition for third & fourth place.
There will be soup & sandwiches prior to the final competition and a presentation & meal after the competition and every finalist would be expected to attend (Smart casual/golf attire).
How to enter The Phoenix Trophy
Participants can register to participate in The Phoenix Trophy now by completing the online form by clicking the big red button above. Alternatively you can download a paper registration form by clicking the big green button above or request a paper registration form by emailing us at email@example.com or call and speak to Paul Hutton on 01254 231 332.
Entry fees can be online via PayPal using credit or debit card via this webpage by clicking the big blue ‘Click here once registered to Pay Online’ button above. You don’t need a PayPal account … just click the “Don’t have a PayPal account? Pay with your debit or credit card as a PayPal guest” link underneath the PayPal Log In button on the payment screen. Alternatively cheques can made payable to David J Miller and sent to David J Miller Insurance Brokers, 339 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3HS including your completed registration form. Cash payments can be settled in person directly with Mr Miller along with your completed registration form at the offices of David J Miller Insurance Brokers, 339 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3HS.
All entry fees must be paid prior to the competition entry closing date.
The Phoenix Trophy Competition Rules
Entrants must be full members of named golf clubs with active handicaps at time of entry.
Those knocked out in the first round will automatically qualify for the secondary Plate Competition.
Competition to be played from white tees.
All participants must have registered to play and entry fees paid in full by 5pm on the 16th March 2018.
Entry fees can be online via PayPal using credit card via the website at www.davidjmiller.co.uk/the-phoenix-trophy or cheques can made payable to David J Miller and sent to David J Miller Insurance Brokers, 339 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3HS including your completed application form. Payment can be made in cash directly at the offices of David J Miller Insurance Brokers, 339 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, BB5 3HS should you wish to hand in your registration in person.
All participants to provide a valid email address as all correspondence and communication between participants and the competition organisers/administrators will be via email. No other communication method will be utilised for the purposes of the notification and competition administration.
Participants are wholly responsible for ensuring that they regularly and periodically check the email account registered with us for any notifications and/or updates in relation to the competition.
Green Fees are shared unless the home club gives courtesy. At this time all participating clubs have agreed courtesy of the course for participants. Green Fees for last 16 finalists at Nelson Golf Club on 23rd September 2018 will be courtesy of David J Miller Insurance Brokers.
The Phoenix Trophy match results including the score of the match have to be notified to the committee preferably using the online submisision tool or by e-mail within 24 hours of the match taking place.
Match Play over 18 holes. In the event of the match being all square at the end of the 18th, the match is awarded to the away player. If the two competitors are from the same club the match will continue until the first hole is won.
Maximum Handicap is 28 with the maximum difference for any one match being 18.
In the event of a match having to be suspended for a genuine reason, illness, light etc the score at the last completed hole will be taken and the match will be continued from that last hole. If the players have reached the green every effort should be made to complete the hole being played.
In the event of lightening, contestants should leave the course immediately and the above rule applies.
Both players have equal responsibility to make contact with their opponent within 48 hours of the start date of the round. Players may play before the start of any round once they know who they are playing. Every effort must be made to arrange a suitable date and both parties have to be reasonable in arranging dates. If a date cannot be agreed an appeal by either party may be made to the Committee of The Phoenix Trophy which is a last resort. Any appeal can result in one or both parties being disqualified if the Committee doesn’t feel sufficient effort has been made in the spirit of the competition.
The last 16 will take part in Finals Day at Darwen Golf Club on 17th September 2017 when the top two will play the final as match play with the remainder playing a Stableford Competition for third & fourth place. Home players will lose one shot off their handicap for Home advantage when playing for third place. There will be a meal and presentation provided for last 16 finalists after the competition and every finalist is expected to attend. Smart casual or golf attire being required. Complimentary meal and presentation for all last 16 finalists on grand final day courtesy of David J Miller Insurance Brokers.
The Rules of Golf apply and any decision by the Committee is final.
These rules are subject to change at any time and may be amended or added to prior to the opening day of the competition and any changes will be detailed on the webpage.
Minimum entrants 64. The competition can be cancelled by the Committee at any time should insufficient participants enter into the competition. Any entry fees paid will be refunded in full in the event of the competition being cancelled by the Committee due to insufficient participants.
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